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Questions tagged [canonical-url]

For webpages which may duplicate some or all of their content with other pages (for legitimate reasons), the canonical URL is the URL of the page which search engines should link to. This tag is used for canonical 301 redirects and other methods. See the [rel-canonical] tag for more information on rel="canonical".

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Redirected to www, but Google is indexing no-www without snippets, should I use noindex instead?

I started my blog a month ago and was using non www version for my website. Then, I recently decided to stick to www.example.com version. So I changed it and Google has indexed the www version ...
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How to choose canonical when one desktop URL is broken up into several mobile URLs?

I have an adaptive website, and in the mobile version, we put the same data as the desktop version, but in special tabs which are accessible via route URL change. For example, we have the profile ...
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I want search-engines to prefer newer version of my webpage (301-Redirect and Canonical ignored)

I've a very curious problem with the index-status of my webpage. It's a little difficult to explain. I launched my webpage in summer 2008 with around 8K sub-pages. Until 2012 all of the 8K pages ...
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WordPress Yoast SEO canonical tag trailing slash on custom post type categories

In my theme is a custom post type for events. On the category pages for these custom post types no trailing slash is being added to the URL in the canonical tag when there should be. What could be ...
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How do I modify WordPress such that the Facebook crawler can't see my canonical tags?

I get content from an external sources via RSS. I've set "canonical" so google knows the content is not original. However when I post the link of my articles on Facebook, I get the original URL post ...
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Would a JavaScript redirect for location based on the IP affect SEO?

So, we've got 2 separate-but-identical sites (one for US, one for the rest of the world), and were planning on redirecting visitors to their correct one, provided we can guess their location by their ...
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Prevent page indexing externally _without_ affecting internal google site search?

Is it possible to prevent google search from indexing a page, but still allow that page to be indexed by the custom search engine used for on-site search? Our presenting problem concerns content we ...
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Do inbound & outbound links on canonicalized pages carry any SEO weight?

So, I have a page [A] that has canonical tag with URL pointing to a page [B]. Do inbound & outbound links on page [A] carry any SEO weight if they aren't nofollowed? Is the weight of links on ...
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PRweb and canonical linking

My lovely marketing department have started publishing press releases on PRWeb. Whilst opinions on this service differ wildly I have a SEO question which I would like to garner some input on. They ...
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Duplicate meta tags issue despite having “rel='canonical'” tag

I'm getting more and more duplicate meta tags alerts on Google Webmaster tools everyday. It's a blog and I have setup rel='canonical' tags long before and they are showing up correctly. http://www....
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hreflang and no return tags with canonicals

my question is in direct response to the following question... Canonical vs HREFLANG I am in a similar situation. However we are using canonicals in each country to handle duplicated content caused ...
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“NOINDEX, FOLLOW” turns into NOFOLLOW eventually. Solution is Canonical?

I have recently discovered that Google treats "noindex,follow" pages as "noindex,nofollow" eventually -> https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/a/115879 I have a website with hotel listings. I provide ...
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Duplicate without user selected canonical, even though pages are different. Why?

I am using the Search Console and I encountered this problem with my Angular 7 app for a webshop. At first, I thought it was a Javascript rendering problem, but made sure all server resources were ...
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Which canonical URL for language subdirectories with gTLD?

If I have pages with same content and different languages, for example: https://www.example.com/en/page/ https://www.example.com/de/page/ https://www.example.com/fr/page/ What will be the canonical ...
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invoke a URL Perl script silently, without changing URL visible to client

I've been fighting the Google canonical page algorithm bug for 2+ months. Following various forum advice and suggestions haven't solved it yet, although for sure they've made our website better. One ...
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Should mobile sitemaps point to canonical urls

I've recently developed a mobile-friendly version of an old site. The old site still does really well in the SERPs for key terms, so I don't want to redirect everyone (yet). But I do want to give ...
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SEO Implications Of Canonical Link Requiring Login

Is it considered bad practice for a canonical link on a page return a 302 redirect to a login page? Example: If https://foo.com/bar/slug?version=2019-02-01&signature=XXX returns HTTP/1.1 200 OK ...
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Google “Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical” between UK and IE sites with same content meant for different audiences

We have an /ie and /uk variation of our site. /ie uses € and /uk £'s, both are in English. Both sites are submitted to google as we want the IE site to return in googole.ie and UK site to return in ...
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Why is “User-declared canonical” URL different between “GOOGLE INDEX” versus “LIVE TEST” in Google Search Console?

I work on a site that has experienced a drop in search traffic lately. On digging into it, we've noticed that our recent content isn't getting indexed. When I check some of the URLs for new content in ...
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Is a cross domain canonical appropriate when an API is used to pull in data from a page on another site?

This is simply a question to figure out if I am understanding this and my approach is correct. www.ticketwebsite.example/event/event-name - Event ticket website www.mysite.example/event/event-...
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Should my homepage's url contain the “home” keyword?

I'm thinking about making an SEO improvement. Which URL is better for my homepage? http://example.com/home http://example.com/ Since both URLs provide the same content, should I redirect /home to /,...
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Will introducing a CDN for images on a subdomain dilute our PageRank or hurt our rankings?

Background: We run a product aggregator site. We list 20k products which will grow to 200k within the next year and also have a section of the site where users can take those product images and ...
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mobile urls canonical & hreflang

I again have problem when working on the mobile seo urls, so the scenario is below: We have 2 domains www.example.com and www.example.es The .es is pointing canonical to .com and that's fine as we ...
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Will Product pages help create context for their respective Parent Categories, despite `rel=canonical` pointing elsewhere?

Let's say that I have a 2 parent Product Categories as follows: Decor: You can browse all Decor related products here. From a Navigational perspective, this will allow visitors to browse via ...
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Google doesn't index www-version

Currently I am trying to get my website being index properly in google. Within the initial push, google index the website with non-www. After that I set the www-version as preferred in Webmaster Tools ...
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Why would Google give rich snippets to a non canonical URL but the canonical never displays them?

Various parameters slightly adapt my page's content such as ?showreviewsall or ?filterresults. All pages with parameters point to the canonical through a canonical tag. Since the beginning, Google ...
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Google thinks that the pages for a business in each city are duplicate

I have a directory of businesses. Some of those businesses have many branches in different locatios. For example: Restaurant A | ---- Branch in City 1 ---- Branch in City 2 ---- Branch in City N ...
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How to manage duplicate ajax URLs for search engines

If you use ajax URLs like example.com/#!explore - and you happen to have another URL that shows the same content, for example example.com/#!explore/world - how can you tell a service engine that both ...
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Is there a Google Penalty for duplicate content example.com/ and www.example.com/?

I just started using SEOMoz Pro and they warned that I have duplicate content because a browser can arrive at wwww.example.com and example.com and get to the same page. (We use Web.com and they don'...
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“no return tag error” despite correct tagging?

I structured my website following this tutorial that explains to do the following when you deal with profile pages that have menus translated but their contents are probably in the language of the ...
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Google returns wrong subdomain variation as top result

we recently updated a customer website which included a change in server and some 301's to send old pages to new ones. The website as long as we know has always been setup without the www. subdomain ...
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Managing duplicate URLs on e-commerce site with canonical URL and Google Analytics

On my e-commerce site I have products which may belong to multiple categories at the same time. Product URL contains categories, so depending on how customer came to the page, we are displaying ...
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Chain canonical from mobile to desktop site

I have a mobile site today with rel=canoncial to my desktop site. I was wondering if anyone knows / have a good theory how search engines handles the following scenario. mobile.example.com?sort=asc -...
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Canonical link or block in robots.txt for duplicate content across domains?

I've built a WordPress multisite for a dealership which has different franchises, ie Honda and BMW. Each franchise has its own website which have a used section, with identical content on them all for ...
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How to mark canonical tags for multiple versions of the same product?

We have an automobile research website where we have product pages. Also, few products have some different variants with subtle differences. The case is similar to amazon iphone If you click on ...
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Canonical Tags on Re-directing Form Pages

I'm adding canonical tags to our website and would like to add them to pages where users can download guides, but depending on user settings they could be redirected. If they are cookied, they would ...
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Do I have to include the file extensions in the canonical links?

I submitted a page to Google Search Console and got an error message "Duplicate without user-selected canonical". The full URL is https://vidalingua.com/french-english-translator-iphone-ipad.html but ...
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Should I mention my products on marketplaces as <link rel=“alternate” … >?

Assume your are selling a product on both own webstore and marketplaces like eBay. The marketplace will insert a canonical link in your product page on its sites. So far I know, one can't do anything ...
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PWA keeps being delisted as “Soft 404”

Our main root domain for our PWA is here: https://editor.construct.net There are many versions of the product, all accessible in sub folders, EG: https://editor.construct.net/r150/ https://editor....
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Can multiple canonical pages be paired with single generic AMP page?

I have multiple city pages for single event with canonical URLs for each city: City 1 - /city2/event/zyx City 2 - /city2/event/zyx Can I point point the page to same amphtml AMP for City 1/City 2 ...
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Canonical url for paginated pages or 'show all' page

Is it better to use the paginated url ('?page=X') as the canonical url on each paginated page; or should I use a 'show all' page for the canonical url on all paginated pages?
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GSC Sitemap Coverage questions

I recently noticed that my sitemap listed the urls in my site beginning with http:// although the canonical tags of the page are https://, so I resubmitted my sitemap with the correct urls. I am not ...
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Branded organic traffic to pages having canonical tags to other domain, possible?

There are two sites/domains: old and new one, they both use the same structure and content. I want a new site to get all the organic traffic except branded organic traffic of the old site, that the ...
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Proper way to handle URLs in the form of http://example.com/

On an apache server with a standard setup, when I request a URL in the form of: http://127.0.0.1/.. I receive this error in my log: [Sun Aug 30 22:52:44 2015] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] Invalid URI ...